Re: computer calling out unexpectedly
On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 08:58:52AM -0600, s. keeling wrote:
> Incoming from Geoff Thurman:
> > On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:49:36PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> > > s. keeling writes:
> > > > Check the config file it wrote.
> > >
> > > Checking the options file is a good idea, though. Please post it and the
> > > provider file.
> > I'm not sure what you mean by the provider file, John.
> > /etc/ppp/resolv/provider has nothing in it, apart from the
> That should have your ISP's DNS servers in it.
> > /usr/share/ppp/provider.peer has the following last few lines:
> That file isn't involved, is it? See /etc/ppp/peers/provider
Of course; how foolish of me. I did a 'locate provider' though, and for
some reason /etc/ppp/peers/provider doesn't come up. I've just tried
again, and it still doesn't. Why on earth would that be?
/etc/chatscripts/provider doesn't come up either. I feel like I'm
cracking up now.
But after running updatedb again they're both back. Huh?
Anyway, /etc/ppp/peers/provider looks like this:
# This optionfile was generated by pppconfig 2.3.10.
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/provider"
And /etc/chatscripts/provider looks like this:
# This chatfile was generated by pppconfig 2.3.10.
# Please do not delete any of the comments. Pppconfig needs them.
# ispauth PAP
ABORT BUSY ABORT 'NO CARRIER' ABORT VOICE ABORT 'NO DIALTONE' ABORT 'NO
DIAL TONE' ABORT 'NO ANSWER' ABORT DELAYED
# end of pppconfig stuff
> > # Makes pppd "dial again" when the connection is lost.
> > persist
> Read the comment just above it. I have that in my /etc/ppp/options
Mine is commented out in /etc/ppp/options. My 'contract' with my ISP
bans me from automatic reconnection when my connection is dropped for
being idle. I intend to change ISPs as soon as sarge becomes stable,
moving to metered supply.
As to my problem, I'm back to being completely confused. But so long as
it isn't outside interference I'm not too bothered. Thanks for the help.